Iran says foiled US navy’s attempt to seize tanker in Sea of Oman

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Iran says foiled US navy’s attempt to seize tanker in Sea of Oman” – below is their description.

Iran says it has thwarted an attempt by the United States navy to seize a tanker in the Sea of Oman carrying its oil, the country’s elite forces said in a statement.

“With the timely and authoritative action of the Guards naval forces, the US terrorist Navy’s operation to steal Iranian oil in the Sea of Oman failed,” Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said in a statement published on Wednesday by Iranian state media.

“The tanker carrying Iran’s oil docked at the port of Bandar Abbas on October 25,” it added.

US officials, speaking to Reuters news agency on condition of anonymity, said that the Iranian report was not true and there had been no American attempt to seize a tanker.

The American officials said that in reality Iranian forces had seized a Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker last month and US naval forces were just monitoring the situation.

– Follow us on Twitter:

– Find us on Facebook:

– Check our website:

#US #Iran

Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - Al Jazeera English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Recent from Al Jazeera English:

  • Who’s to blame for the disaster in Calais? | Inside Story
  • Russia mourns more than 50 dead in Siberia coal mine tragedy
  • Several suspects killed in Uganda after bombings: Police
  • In This Story: Iran

    Iran, also called Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. Its central location in Eurasia and proximity to the Strait of Hormuz give it significant geostrategic importance. Tehran is the capital and largest city.

    Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The Iranian Revolution established the current Islamic Republic in 1979.

    Iran’s political system combines elements of a presidential democracy and an Islamic theocracy. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power and has large reserves of fossil fuels — including the world’s largest natural gas supply and the third largest proven oil reserves.

    The country’s rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Historically a multi-ethnic country, Iran remains a pluralistic society comprising numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups, the largest being Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Mazandaranis and Lurs.

    4 Recent Items: Iran

  • I crossed the Channel in a small boat. This is what it’s like
  • U.S. threatens escalation with Iran at IAEA if non-cooperation continues
  • Priti Patel says UK will cooperate with France to stop refugees crossing the Channel
  • Report on Flight PS752 accuses Iran of using civilian passengers as human shields
  • In This Story: Oman

    Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is a country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia and the oldest independent state in the Arab world.

    2 Recent Items: Oman

  • Iranian state TV broadcasts footage of alleged tanker standoff between IRGC and US in Gulf of Oman
  • US warship and Iranian forces in stand-off over oil tanker
  • In This Story: United States

    The United States is a country also known as the United States of America, USA, US or just America. There are fifty states in the union, which is a federal republic ruled by a representative democracy. Nearly ten million square kilometres are inhabited by over 300 million people. The majority of Americans speak English.

    4 Recent Items: United States

  • Ukraine president Zelensky says coup plot uncovered
  • Should a Constitution Protect Innocent People from Criminal Conviction?: CCCJ Seminar
  • Global supply crisis: Shipping delays for Chinese-made goods
  • Family matters: why the US lags behind in paid parental leave • FRANCE 24 English
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please verbalise where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.